Alka Yagnik Age, Height, Daughter, Husband, Family, Net Worth, Bio

Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik

Alka Yagnik Biography

Alka Yagnik is one of the most successful playback singers in India. Yagnik was born in Kolkata on 20 March 1966, in a Gujarati Hindu Family, She started her singing career at the age of 6 years. She sings bhajan for the Akashvani at an early age. In the year 1989, she married Shillong-based businessman Neeraj Kapoor. Alka has a daughter Sayesha and she is 32 years old. Alka’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 30 Crores.

Alka Yagnik
Family of Alka Yagnik
Full/Real Name  Alka Yagnik
Profession LinePlayback Singer
MatrimonyMarried
HusbandNeeraj Kapoor (Businessman in Shillong)
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Syesha Kapoor
Marriage Date1989 (year)

Boyfriend/Affairs

Boyfriend Name-

Neeraj Kapoor

Morphology (Physical Appearance)

Singing Queen
Weight65 Kg,
143 pounds
Height  in feet 5’feet 4’’ inches
1.63 meters,
163 centimeters  
Figure value    32 – 24 – 32    
Eye Color  Black
Hair Color  Dark Brown  
Skin ColorAlmond

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Id @alka_yagnik

 Controversy

Alka’s most popular song “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” lands her in controversy. More than 50 politicians opposes the use of vulgar words in that song her song was banned to be shown on Doordarshan and All India Radio.

She also blamed Anuradha Paudwal for stealing her songs and using them in herself voice dubbing and implementing them without any permission.


Personal Life of Alka Yagnik

Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan
Alka with Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu
  • Yagnik was born in a well-royal Gujarati family on 20 March 1966 in Kolkata, West Bengal, she was a brilliant student in her school days but she did not like studies.
  • In her childhood, she was fascinated with singing as a result, she started her singing career in 1972 when she was just 6 years old in All India Radio Calcutta.
Alka Yagnik's Daughter
Daughter and son-in-law of Alka Yagnik
  • Alka’s mother supported her singing passion by shifting to Mumbai for her career growth and better singing opportunities.
  • Her mother Shubha Yagnik also a singer of Indian Classical Music and interestingly Alka got her singing skills from her mother.
mother of Alka
With Mom
  • Yagnik got her first singing training from her mother and She considered her mother as her first Guru, later she took training under the famous singer Kalyanji-Anandji and Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
  • She has sung songs in many genres but she was excited and suitable with romantic genres due to which she sang mostly romantic songs in her singing career.
Alka Yagnik husband
Alka Yagnik with her husband

Alka was married to Shillong-based businessman Neeraj Kapoor in 1989, the couple together had a daughter Syesha Kapoor.

Date of birth  20 March 1966 (Sunday)
Age  56 Years (as in 2022)  
Birth Place  Kolkata, West Bengal (India)
Birth & Zodiac sign  Pisces (based on the date of birth)  
Nationality  Indian  
Religion  Hinduism  
CasteNot Known
Hometown  Kolkata, West Bengal (India)
School Academy  Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata, West Bengal
Debut As Singer- Song “Thirkat Ang” film “Payal Ki Jhankaaar”  
Food habits   Vegetarian    
Interest & Hobbies  Dancing, Travelling, Singing, and  Reading
AwardsFilmfare Awards
1988: For the song “Ek Do Teen”
2001: For song “Dil NeYeh Kaha Hai Dil Se”  

National Film Awards
1993: For Song “Ghoongat Ki Aad Se”  

Lata Mangeshkar Award
2013: Outstanding Contribution to Indian Music  

Zee Cine Awards
1999: For Song “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”
2020: Zee Cine  Special Achievers Award  

Screen Awards  
2002: Special Award for  “Kitni Bechain Hoke” for film Kasoor  

Other Awards
2012: Dr. Ambedkar  National Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music 2016: Mirchi Music Award
2019: Atal Mithila Samman for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Music  
Note: Along with this, she got many awards  in her music career  
Net worth$4 Million dollars (Rs. 30 Crore)
Salary/ IncomeRs. 12-15 Lakhs /song 

Family & Ancestor

 Parents

Alka with her father
Alka with her father in childhood age
FatherDharmendra Shankar
MotherShubha Yagnik

Siblings

Alka with her brother
BrotherSamir Yagnik
SisterNot Known

Career Path

Alka performed first time in her city Kolkata at Kala Mandir.

  • Alka recorded her first song in 1980 for the film “Payal Ki Jhankar” song Thirkat Ang.
  • She sing the famous song Ek Do Teen in 1988 for the movie “Tezaab”, she got her first Filmfare award for this song.
  • Yagnik has sung in more than 20 regional languages such as Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, etc, she had won 7 Filmfare awards in her singing career.
  • Alka had sung more than 9000 songs in her singing career.
  • Most of the time, she preferred to record the songs in Mehboob Studio.
  • In 2001, her song “Chamma Chamma” for the film “China Gate” was listed in the Hollywood film Moulin Rogue in the category of “Hindi Sad Diamonds”
  • She also sang the song “Dil Tha Yahan Abhi Abhi” with her brother Samir Yagnik.
  • Alka sung many hit songs like Tip Tip Barsa Paani, Ae Mere Humsafar, Chura Ke Dil Mera, Agar Tum Saath Ho, Dilbar Dilbar and many more.
  • Yagnik had worked with almost every music composer in India like Himesh Reshammiya, A.R. Rehman, Anand Milind, Kalyanji-Anandji, Rahul Dev Burman, Rajesh Roshan, Nadeem-Shravan, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, etc.
  • The famous song of the film ‘Khalnayak’ is “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” was voted the hottest song of the decade in the poll conducted by Sanona.

Favourite & Beloved things

 Lata Mangeshkar
Alka Yagnik with Lata Mangeshkar
  • She was so much inspired by singer late Lata Mangeshkar and considered her guru.
FoodPizza, and Dal Makhni with Lassi
CuisineIndian, Maharashtrian, Gujarati, and Italian
BeverageTea
Actor   Salman Khan, Raj Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
Actress  Deepika Padukone, Raveena Tandon,, and Alia Bhatt
Sports PersonVirat Kohli (Cricket player),
Musician Person  Neha Kakkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Mohammad Rafi, and Shreya Ghosal  
Pop BandsImagine Dragons, One Republic
TV showIndian Idol and  Sa  Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs
RestaurantE1 Techo, California
Holiday & Festivity Destination(s)   Dubai, California, and London
Color & Dye(s)Pink, White, Yellow

Luxury LifeStyle

  • On the occasion of Mother’s day 12 May 2019, she reached on top of the most searched artist-mom on the digital platform Spotify.
Book Reading
  • She has a habit to read books at night and she uses spectacles during reading.
  • She also appeared in the various TV shows as a judge like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’ll Champs (2020), The Kapil Sharma Show (2019), Indian Idol (2018), and Rising Star (2018),
  • She also featured in TV drama serials “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2017)” and “Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai (2016)”as a special guest.

Some minor known facts about Alka Yagnik

Alka with Archana Puran Singh
  •  Alka Yagnik does not smoke but drinks alcohol like other celebrities.
  •  One of the rumor report that, more than a hundred of her song recording was found at Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad.
Alka Yagnik worship
Alka Yagnik during worship
  • She has deep faith in Lord Ganesh and do worship with her family.
  • In an interview, she revealed that she records around 5 songs daily.
Alka Yagnik pet
  • She loves to raise animals and has a pet dog in her home and treats as her family member of her pet.
  • She also contributed to social work to empower the girl child in India.
  • Alka also shared about her #MeToo moment, when one of the film directors decided to meet her and when he arrived at her home and try to sexually harass her but her mother was present there due to which he had to leave her place.
  • In 2012, her song “Taal Se Taal Mila” was listed as the best song of the century by a poll conducted through Desi Martini, Hindustan Times, and Fever 104 on the occasions of 100 years of Bollywood Cinema.
Ila Arun
With Ila Arun
  • She shared the Filmfare Award with playback singer Ila Arun for the song “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”. It was the first time that award was shared between the two singers in Film Industry.
  • In 2000, she grabbed the National Film Award award by President K R Narayanan in New Delhi.
  • The Followers on her Instagram account are around 342k (as of 2022).
  • She also has a keen interest in Yoga and she practices Yoga daily to maintain her health.

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